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Kim Rosenberg


Disputes, litigation and arbitration

Praised by clients as being "clever, organised, and she seems to have an infinite capacity to take on more and still deliver high-quality advice."

Chambers Global, 2019

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About Kim Rosenberg

Kim is a major projects lawyer advising stakeholders on all construction stages of the project cycle, in particular contract administration, dispute avoidance, dispute resolution and compliance issues, with a particular focus on the Middle East and Africa.

She has supplemented this experience by completing a Masters in Construction Law at the University of Melbourne in Australia. From an industry perspective, Kim is chair of the committee that reviewed the Society of Construction Law’s Delay and Disruption Protocol.

Kim also advises organisations on regulatory risk management and is our key contact for corporate investigations in the Middle East and North Africa.

Recent work

  • Representing international contractors regarding significant delay and disruption claims referred to arbitration arising out of the construction of an airport in the Middle East.
  • Advising an international contractor in relation to allegations of bribery in the award of contracts in the oil sector in the Middle East, the Caspian region and Africa.
  • Representing a developer in the UAE in relation to arbitration proceedings concerning the construction of roads and utilities for a new master plan development.
  • Representing an African government entity in relation to international arbitration proceedings arising out of the construction of nationally significant infrastructure.
  • Representing a mining company in the Middle East in relation to delay and defect claims arising out of the design and construction of an aluminium rolling mill.
  • Representing Brookfield against Mott MacDonald in one of the largest and most complex construction claims in UK litigation history relating to the design and construction of Wembley Stadium in London.
  • Advising an international contractor in relation to an SFO investigation into allegations of bribery and corruption in the award of an EPC contract in North Africa.
  • Advising international oil companies in relation to compliance-related allegations concerning operations in Kazakhstan, including the procurement of engineering and construction contracts, leading to internal investigations.
  • Advising an international mining company in relation to a greenfield iron ore project and related infrastructure in central Africa.


  • University of Melbourne, Australia (Masters of Construction Law)
  • College of Law, Australia (Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice)
  • James Cook University, Australia (Bachelor of Law with Honours)

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings), England and Wales
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Solicitor, Queensland, New South Wales and Federal Courts, Australia
  • Foreign Registered Lawyer, Dubai

Professional memberships

  • Chair of the committee reviewing the Society of Construction Law’s Delay and Disruption Protocol
  • UK Society of Construction Law
  • Arbitral Women                                  
  • AIPN   CIArb                          
  • DIFC Courts                           
  • IBA     
  • ICC UAE        
  • Society of Construction Law Gulf     
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers UK 
  • Women in Mining UK                         



  • D.Brian King, Erin Miller Rankin, Kim Rosenberg, GAR – The Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2017, April 2017 Overview: Construction Arbitration in East Africa

  • Society of Construction Law, D186, (2015) 'The Use of Expert Evidence in Resolving Disputes in Common Law Jurisdictions’

  • 2013 Kluwer publication Arbitration in England Co-author of the ‘Engineering and Construction Arbitration’ chapter

  • Society of Construction Law, D140, (2012) ‘Design Risk Allocation under a Traditional Build Contract’,

  • Insurance Law Journal 16 ILJ 228, 2005 / Australian Construction Law Newsletter 110 ACLN 6, (2006) Risky business – Professional indemnity insurance as a means of managing ‘professional’ risks on construction projects'

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